Undersecretary-General and Executive Secretary
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
PhD in History, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Research Master's, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 1998-2005, joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Development Economist and occupied various positions, including Deputy Director, Office of Evaluation and Strategic Planning, Resident Representative in Zimbabwe, and Deputy, and later Director, New York-based Bureau for Development Policy. 2005-07, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director for Political Affairs, Executive Office of the Secretary-General. 2007-12: Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva; Director, UN System Staff College, Turin, at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. Since September 2012, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa, at the level of UN Undersecretary-General. Recipient, Honorary PhD in Social Sciences, University of Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.